During an interview with “
The Chinese gang”, the leader of the Candela orchestra showed what his day-to-day is like after this event and affirmed that he is emotionally well.
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Before the arrival of COVID-19 in Peru, Víctor treated the disease with the corresponding procedures; However, as a result of social confinement and limitations in hospitals, the disease progressed more and more and his health deteriorated until this February, both legs had to be amputated.
Currently, the artist attends his appointments at the doctor in the company of his relatives to perform the scheduled dialysis three times a week and affirms that this procedure “is tiring” for him; however, each day he feels better.
In mid-February, the complicated situation that the artist was going through was revealed.
He longs to have a prosthesis to be able to move more easily, that is why he is undergoing therapies to strengthen the stumps and walk again.
Víctor Yaipén is 66 years old and, despite his illness, the singer has high hopes for his improvement and considers that he still has a long way to go: “I have the strength to move forward.”
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Víctor Yaipén reported that he received the proposal to form a musical group and he accepted instantly because he liked to play the guitar, therefore, they looked for more members to consolidate. Likewise, he remembers that the first instruments were bought by his parents, who supported him at all times.
After 57 years of musical life, he remembers that he started creating ballads with his orchestra; however, when he began to compose cumbias it was the moment that hit the Peruvian population the most.
Victor Yaipén remembers his beginnings in music. Photo: Candela Orchestra.